Blindly navigating parenthood
one dirty diaper at a time. 

October 28, 2019

Where the Wild Things Are seems to be an extremely popular choice as the theme for a boys first birthday. Maybe because the tag line "Wild One" lends itself so well or maybe because all 1-year-old boys are actually wild. Either way, it's great because there is tons of inspiration for this theme, making it easy for you to DIY most and find anything else you're looking for on places like etsy! If you're here because you are look...

February 6, 2019

If you're here, then chances are you've heard of the Dock-A-Tot and you have questions. Whether you're expecting, desperate for more sleep or gearing up to be gift giver of the year at your next shower, you'll want to know what you're getting before you spend semi-serious cash on a big pillow! 

How I heard about the dock-a-tot 

I first looked into the Dock-A-Tot after a blogger I follow had her baby. She swore by two items for g...

January 23, 2019

So how is it exactly that I met my British husband? You asked, and now I'm answering. I get asked this question on a pretty regular basis. I guess mostly because people are curious how a midwest girl ended up living in the north west of the UK. 

Believe it or not...a LOT of conditions had to be JUST right for that chance meeting. I'm not kidding, there are so many details that if they'd be changed ever so slightly, I'd have nev...

January 12, 2019

Someone once told us "the baby has to come into YOUR life, not you come into theirs" meaning you have to go on with your life as close to the way it was before having children as possible, which can sometimes seem a lot easier said than done when it comes to things like travel. Still, we put all our pending stress aside and booked flights from the UK to the US to visit my family. Packing alone can induce a lot of anxiety, cons...

November 21, 2018

Stretch marks are probably one of the things I dreaded most with pregnancy. I wanted to do everything I could do set myself and my skin up for the best chance to grow a tiny human without any stretch marks to prove it. In all of my research, I had read that stretch marks are hereditary so if your mother has them, there is a chance you'll get them too. I guess despite this fact, I was able to avoid them, even though my mom got...

October 17, 2018

 I can't believe it's already Christmas time! This year is going to be so exciting for us as we try to establish new traditions to start with our little family. In my search for unique "shop-small" items to give (and get) this year for Christmas, I've come across some things that I think are really special and wanted to share with all of you.

Baby Blue Print

This one is so special because you can gift this in a really excit...

September 22, 2018

A lot of work goes into these tiny humans...like ALOT. Nothing is more satisfying then when you've worn them out and they reward you with a nice long (but never long enough) nap. Being someone who likes my home to look a certain way, the idea of colorful plastic haphazardly dotted around my house was less than ideal. I swore I would only have things that were aesthetically pleasing, that my child's toys would be wooden and tha...

May 14, 2018

There's this formula we all think our pregnancy is going to follow. The morning sickness, followed by crazy cravings and the cute bump, "glowing" skin and finally with you pushing your beautiful baby into the world in a bespoke robe with this perfect "I woke up like this" look. The experience later to be shared on Instagram with professional photography quality pics. That's a lot of pressure! And let me tell you, we've got pre...

April 30, 2018

Did anyone ever tell me that newborns would be this hard? Because I really don't think anyone ever told me... Instagram and Facebook moms make it look so easy! These past 7 weeks have rocked my world and I only have one kid, a hands-on husband and a temporarily live-in mother to help! Hats off to single parents and parents of multiples! One (of the many) things thats been amazing is the number of fellow moms who have reached o...

December 5, 2017

With just 14 weeks left... there are lots of things we have, and lots of things we don't have. Thankfully, all my mom friends really came through for me when it came time to finding out what we actually NEED. Now as we all know, some of the best baby stuff isn't actually a need but more of an "OMG this is the most adorable thing I've ever seen" as I add it to my cart and hope that my husband doesn't notice. With that being sai...

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